Tibbits Entertainment Series presents The John Keck Jazz Band

Enjoy smooth instrumental music with a live jazz concert that includes renditions of well-known songs interspersed with several original songs and some fun stories from band members.

Battle Creek native and bass guitar player John Keck leads the band, playing since the early 80s. A self-taught musician who also was a self-proclaimed orchestra nerd back in high school, Keck jokes that he only became the band’s leader because he “left practice early the night they were picking out the name for the group!” Joining Keck is guitarist Gary Watkins, flutist Brandon Marceal, and percussionist Kurt Ritchie.

Though the quartet was officially formed only five or six years ago, members of the group have been professional musicians playing together off and on for the past 20 years. Aside from playing locally at JT’s in Coldwater a number of times, the band has also played at Crickets and 3030 West in Battle Creek, Sandhill and Stagecoach in Marshall, Fall of the Arts/Spring of the Arts in Battle Creek, charity work with The Ark in Battle Creek, as well as a variety of other locations in Jonesville and Kalamazoo.

This event is by donation.


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